Written by Tags: Chandler Anderson/Corvallis Knights/Dixie State/Smith’s Ballpark/Utah Baseball/Utah Valley/West Coast League September 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Begins Fall Practice Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, Utah Baseball commenced its fall season with its first practice.The Utes feature 19 returning players from last season, including star Chandler Anderson of Park City, Utah.While playing with the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League this summer, he led them to a league title by hitting .337 and belting 34 RBI.He also netted 22 stolen bases and was second on the team in runs scored, with 40.This fall, the Utes will have two games and 12 intersquad scrimmages.The first game of this season for the Utes is October 6 at home against Utah Valley and they will travel to St. George to face Dixie State October 27.The Utes’ first intersquad scrimmage is Friday at 3:15 p.m. and the final one is slated for Tuesday October 23.The Utes will have two scrimmages at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City September 28 and 29.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Joseph R. C. Church for Michael A. Manzo, 88. He passed away suddenly at home on May 20. Born in Duronia, Italy, he emigrated to the United States in 1950, settling in Jersey City. Michael worked as a longshoreman and was a member of the I.L.A. Local 1588, retiring in 1992 after more than 40 years of service. He was also a proud Democratic Committeeman for Ward C for many years. A communicant of St. Joseph Church, Michael was a member of the Senior Citizen’s Club and was a loyal “carnival worker”.He was the husband of the late Rose (nee Kearns); father of Rose Manzo and Michelle Badillo and her husband Henry; grandfather of Jenna Manzo and Mia Badillo; uncle of Josephine Magarelli, Rose Messere and Nicky D’Amico.Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City.
4,500 new carriages to be in use for passengers by 2022 trains will be greener and built to the latest modern standards with state of the art facilities for passengers Greater Anglia, South Western Railway, TransPennine Express and Northern set to follow LNER and introduce new trains, as will all new rail franchises Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 The introduction of thousands of new trains that are better for both passengers and the environment shows this government’s commitment to improving journeys, and we’re spending a record £48 biilion to modernise our rail network. Train operators across the country will replace old trains to transform the environment of passengers to enable faster journeys and provide more comfort and better accessibility. The launch of the Azumas on the East Coast Line marks the next step in one of the biggest transformations of fleets across the country. Alongside these new trains, we have also been clear that we want to see alternatively-powered trains introduced to the UK rail network where required, alongside electric trains. New trains will appear on Greater Anglia and South Western Railway in the coming months, and on all new rail franchises. The new operator of East Midlands Trains – Abellio – will oversee the introduction of brand-new trains, entirely replacing the existing intercity fleet with more reliable and comfortable trains.Midlands passengers will see further benefits when West Midlands Trains introduces 400 new carriages across its network next year.Already, more than 1,140 new carriages have been delivered as part of the Thameslink programme, transforming rail travel through London. Passengers on Great Western are also benefitting from the 729 new carriages – the sister trains of the Azumas – which have been delivered on the network, improving journeys across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.In 2018, the total carbon dioxide emissions on passenger trains dropped by 195 kilotons – the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off the road. This comes despite the distance passengers have travelled going up by 200 million kilometres in the same period. Rail media enquiries Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 The arrival of state-of-the-art Azuma trains on the East Coast Main Line marks the introduction of modern, spacious and comfortable new trains across the country.More than 4,500 new carriages are set to be delivered to UK rail passengers by the end of 2022 as part of a significant investment by both government and train operators to transform the railways.The trains will be greener and will modernise travel, with passengers benefitting from more comfortable seats, improved accessibility, free wifi as standard, power sockets and air-conditioning.Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, said: Switchboard 0300 330 3000
Splash House is a city-spanning pool party and music festival hosted in Palm Springs, CA on June 10-12 and August 12-14. Celebrating the natural atmospheres of the tropic zone, the day events will be hosted by the Saguaro and Riviera Resort & Spa, with travel packages available to stay on site of the decadent pool and beach parties. After-hours will be at the Air Museum, and is a separately ticketed event going until odd hours of the night.This year’s festivities are bringing diverse lineups to each weekend. The June 10-12 weekend will host Odesza (DJ set), Jai Wolf, Guy Gerber, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, and many more, with late night entertainment from Flight Facilities (Decade DJ Set) and Justin Jay & Friends (live). The August 12-14 weekend has Gorgon City (DJ Set), Snakehips, MK, Hudson Mohawke, Bondax, and many more bringing the heat all day, with late night dance parties at the Air Museum with Rüfüs Du Sol and Claptone. Check out the full lineups on the below posters:June 10-12August 12-14All information about the double-weekend festival can be found here. Get pumped with this video:
Legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir is set to release his new solo album, Blue Mountain, on September 30th. Weir’s release marks his first solo album in over 10 years, and his first batch of songwriting in over 30 years. This time, Weir reflects on his adolescence in Wyoming, referencing cowboys with acoustic guitars ablazing.Today, Weir has shared the first cut from the new release. Thanks to NPR’s All Songs Considered, you can listen to the opening track, “Only A River,” streaming below.The album features an extraordinary cast of musicians, including Josh Ritter, The National’s Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner and Scott Devendorf. According to Rolling Stone, the full list of contributing musicians also includes: Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (lapsteel). The Bandana Splits – comprising Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes – sing backup on the album.Check out the full tracklist and tour schedule below.Blue Mountain Tracklist1. Only A River2. Cottonwood Lullaby3. Gonesville4. Lay My Lily Down5. Gallop On The Run6. Whatever Happened To Rose7. What The Ghost Towns Know8. Darkest Hour9. Ki-Yi Bossie10. Storm Country11. Blue Mountain12. One More River To CrossBob Weir Tour DatesSan Rafael, CAMarin County Civic CenterOctober 7, 2016Oakland, CAFox Theatre OaklandOctober 8, 2016Los Angeles, CAThe WilternOctober 10, 2016Upper Darby, PAThe Tower TheatreOctober 12, 2016Brooklyn, NYThe Kings TheatreOctober 14-15, 2016Port Chester, NYThe Capitol TheatreOctober 16, 2016Nashville, TNRyman AuditoriumOctober 19, 2016
For the second year in a row, Sarah Sweeney of the Harvard Gazette has won a poetry prize from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. The fund encourages the work of new, young poets, and is open to writers under the age of 40. Sweeney was awarded $2,500.Sweeney, who edits the Gazette’s books page, “Harvard Bound,” is a native of Greensboro, N.C. She received an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. For more information.
A groundbreaking initiative for undergraduate students is making the liberal arts even more actionable at a crucial moment in history.The Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE) empowers students to solve global challenges right now, says Harvard professor Robert Lue. He is leading the program, which has been generously funded by Brazilian innovator Jorge Paulo Lemann ’61.“Do you have an idea that could positively transform society?” asks Lue, who is also the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Through LPCE, which is supported by the innovative facilities at the Bok Center’s Learning Lab, students gain access to seed funding, mentors, a network of distinguished experts, and a vibrant community of creative participants.Whether students are starting solo or with fellow students with a shared concept, this innovative program can help students move from early concept to ready-to-launch reality. It sparks and cultivates ideas generated by coursework within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences into ventures that make a real-world difference.“We develop and strengthen the impulse toward innovation in any area,” says Lue. “We celebrate the cross-pollination of creativity among students, faculty, industry experts, and practitioners.”Due to the unprecedented issues facing the world today, the focus of the Lemann Program this year is on ideas, ventures and products that help build a “better normal” related to one or more of the following: the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and climate change.Harvard College students in any year or concentration are invited to apply now to the LPCE Accelerator to take their thinking and venture to the next level. This spring, the program is launching a novel set of hands-on courses, the Entrepreneurship StudioLabs, which will help students develop key skills, including media development and the proper use of data, to further develop students’ entrepreneurial and creative mindset.“Let’s apply the collective horsepower of Harvard undergraduate students to actionable ventures that transform society for the better,” says Lue. “This is an opportunity for you to take center stage as a change agent.”
For most of us, the biggest challenge to planting is selectingthe right plants. Trees are planted for the long term, and correctselection is critical to success.Most homeowners have relatively limited space and can’t accommodatelarge trees such as oaks and pines. Fortunately, several smalltrees perform well in Georgia and fit in small places, includingunder utility lines.Try TheseHere are a magnificent seven of these small trees:(1) American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) is anative small tree. Also known as ironwood or musclewood, it’snamed for the smooth, gray, fluted trunk. The tree can grow to25 feet high and 20 feet wide. The leaves can provide yellow tobright orange-red color in the fall.(2) Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a fairlycommon landscape tree that’s native to the Southeast. Growingto 25 feet high and 30 feet wide, it’s a fairly heavy-branching,multistem tree with dark green leaves. The flowers of the nativespecies are reddish purple at bud stage, opening to a lighterpink. Many cultivars have other flower colors. The plant doeswell as an understory tree but also performs well in the fullsun in Georgia. The leaves turn a bold yellow in the fall.(3) Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a greatsmall tree that performs best in a shady or understory environment.It grows to 25 feet high and equally wide. The early-spring flowersare greenish-white to white and can last about two weeks. Somecultivars offer other flower colors and even variegated leaves,but native seedlings seem to do best, especially in south Georgia.(4) American smoketree (Cotinus obovatus) is a small,rounded tree growing to about 25 feet high and 20 feet wide. Theflower-related parts are hairy and can be quite pronounced, whichgives rise to the common name. Fall color can be spectacular,ranging from orange to red to purple.(5) Two-winged Carolina silverbell (Halesia diptera)is relatively little-known native tree that reaches about 25 feethigh and 20 feet wide. It’s a multistem, low-branched tree thatcan be used in sun or shade, but definitely prefers shade. Insouth Georgia, the leaves may bleach out or turn yellow underwater stress in the full sun. The plant is named for the white,bell-shaped flowers that hang from the stem in early spring. Inthe fall, the leaves turn a bold yellow.(6) Commonly used holly (Ilex) species, cultivarsand hybrids include: (1) Savannah holly, an upright, open-growthtree with light green leaves that does well in tough sites andusually has abundant berries; (2) Foster holly, an upright, denselybranching plant with dark green, high-gloss leaves, that can beshaped easily with light pruning (perhaps the most popular clonesof this hybrid are Foster No. 2 and No. 3); and (3) East Palatkaholly, which was discovered in the wilds near East Palatka, Fla.,and is similar to Savannah but with darker green leaves.(7) Little Gem Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) isa cultivar of the more common large southern magnolia. LittleGem grows only to about 20 feet high. The tree will flower ata very small size (3 to 4 feet) and has blooms through the summer.It does best in full sun but will stay fairly dense under shade.Plantings of this small tree can create a very effective hedgeor screen.
Peter Shumlin will deliver the commencement address at Green Mountain College’s 174th graduation ceremony May 14, and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. on the College’s Griswold Library lawn.Governor Shumlin is the 81st governor of Vermont. His career in public service began in Putney, Vt. almost 30 years ago when he was elected to serve on the town’s selectboard at the age of 24.He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and has worked for many years in his family business, Putney Student Travel in Putney, Vt. Today, Putney Student Travel has nearly 20 full-time employees, with another 200 working around the globe during the summer months.In 1983, Shumlin was appointed to fill an empty seat in the Vermont House of Representatives by Governor Madeleine Kunin. After three years in the House he ran for one of Windham County’s two Senate seats. He was elected in 1992, and would represent Windham County for the next ten years. During his second term he was elected Democratic leader, and in 1997 his colleagues chose him to serve as president pro-tempore, the chamber’s top leadership post.The College will also present an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Robert H. Young and renowned writer and reporter Thomas G. Wicker.Young has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) since 1995. During that period, he launched a cultural and environmental transformation of the company that has led to wide national recognition for efficiency, transparency and creativity. Young will also be the speaker at the hooding ceremony for GMC master’s degree graduates at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13.Thomas Wicker has been a dedicated reporter and incisive observer of the American scene for the past 60 years, helping millions of readers interpret the McCarthy era, the struggle for civil rights, Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the Vietnam conflict, and Watergate. He joined the New York Times in 1960, where he covered the White House, Congress, and national politics. His award-winning book A Time to Die: The Attica Prison Revolt provides a riveting account of the Attica Correctional Facility revolt in 1971.SOURCE Green Mountain College. POULTNEY, Vt., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Imagine you’ve gotten the keys to your new house and you’ve moved in. You’re on a homebuyer’s high — until you discover a leaking roof or a snake infestation (true story). What do you do?Here are some ways to avoid a costly post-closing catastrophe.1. Look at the listing language. Some properties are listed for sale “as is,” but you should clarify if that means the seller is absolutely unwilling to address major safety issues that might come up in an inspection that would make it difficult for them to sell the house to any buyer, says Liane Jameson, a real estate broker in St. Petersburg, Fla. If a seller either can’t afford or doesn’t want to fork out any money for repairs, be prepared to move on, she says. continue reading »